- Anthropologie necklace and cardigan
- Zara cami
- Banana Republic jeans
- Joe Fresh flats
Spring weather in Vancouver always reminds me of this passage from Anne of Green Gables:
"Here sat Marilla Cuthbert, when she sat at all, always slightly distrustful of sunshine, which seemed to her too dancing and irresponsible a thing for a world which was meant to be taken seriously; and here she sat now, knitting, and the table behind her was laid for supper."
"Slightly distrustful of sunshine" sums up my attitude perfectly. Sunshine can turn on a dime and bring wind, cloudiness, rain and even hail. I've walked out of the house on sunny days wearing just a sweater and regretted it, shivering throughout the day. I've also layered up at the sight of cloudy skies only to suffocate because it was so warm and humid outside. It's typical for Vancouverites to have sunglasses perched on their heads and umbrellas in their hands at the same time. The weather may have finally warmed up and brought some much needed sun, but I'm not ready to bring on the dresses and sandals yet. The distrust runs deep. A 3/4 sleeve cotton cardigan, cuffed jeans and crisp white ballet flats are a nod to the season while still providing warmth when the breeze gets brisk.
Speaking of cardigans, I'm absolutely in love with the Bette cardigan I'm wearing--a find from my shopping trip to Vancouver's first Anthropologie with Alicia. (The necklace is from the same shopping trip!) It's my idea of the perfect spring sweater: high-quality cotton-blend knit, 3/4 sleeves, flattering classic proportion, bright colour. So tempted to return and get it in another colour or two.
To my Canadian readers, Happy Victoria Day long weekend! What are your plans?